Wrestler Sushil Kumar seeks special food, supplements in jail

Right to equality is a basic feature of Indian Constitution: stated in a statement by a Delhi court

Wrestler Sushil, who is facing charges of murder, culpable homicide and kidnapping, is currently lodged in Delhi's Mandoli Jail.


In a plea, Kumar's counsels advocate Pradeep Rana, Kumar Vaibhaw and Satwik Misra stated that their client takes supplements like isolate whey protein, omega 3 capsules, jointment capsules, pre-workout C4 and hyde, multivitamin GNC, exercises bands etc.


A Delhi court on Wednesday dismissed an application filed by Olympic medalist wrestler Sushil Kumar, seeking special food and supplements in the prison, saying that they are not the “essential need or necessity”.


The judge further said it is ostensible that basic needs and necessities of the accused are being taken care of in the jail as per the provisions of Delhi Prisons Rule, 2018.


In a statement the court stated: “It is well settled law that all the persons, whether natural or juristic are equal in the eyes of law irrespective of their caste, religion, sex, class, etc. Right to equality is a basic feature of Indian Constitution.”


Kumar said the denial of these basic requirements will have a huge implication on his career, which depends upon his physical strength and physique. The jail authorities, in their reply to the court, had earlier stated that Kumar's medical condition does not require food supplements or an extra protein diet.


The wrestler is facing charged in connection with the alleged murder of a junior wrestler Sagar Dhankar at Chhatrasal Stadium on Delhi.

 

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